João Timane: the Mozambican plastic artist

João Timane is a plastic artist born in Maputo. He attended the National School of Visual Arts in Maputo, and participated in several collective and individual exhibitions.

By Virtual Museum of Lusophony

Work "Nostalgia do Tempo" (21th Century) by Simone FaresinVirtual Museum of Lusophony

Work: Nostalgia do Tempo

Timane explores the subjective connections between past and present with shadows, in a composition that tends to be cyclical. It is worth highlighting the smooth, but rectilinear, transition of acts presented in the work.

Work "Coração Exilado" (21th Century) by Simone FaresinVirtual Museum of Lusophony

Work: Coração Exilado

This production explores a reinterpretation of modern arts, where the message of exile is highlighted by the heart. Special attention must be paid to the hybrid form in which the bodies are represented.

Work "Um Moçambique Próspero" (21th Century) by Simone FaresinVirtual Museum of Lusophony

Work: Um Moçambique Próspero

A poetic reflection on the Mozambican imaginary, this work is also a call for reflection on social relations and the construction of a democratic country.

Work "Desejo dum suburbano" (21th Century) by Simone FaresinVirtual Museum of Lusophony

Work: Desejo dum suburbano

The watercolor, with touches of cubism and surrealism places the observer before the class relationship between the center and periphery.

Work "Justiça Inexistente" (21th Century) by Simone FaresinVirtual Museum of Lusophony

Work: Justiça Inexistente

In this composition, the subversion of the images leads to reflection on the relationship between justice and order. The angular arrangement of the represented extremities highlights the animosity of institutional relations in their capillarities.

Work "Retrato de um homem" (21th Century) by Simone FaresinVirtual Museum of Lusophony

Work: Retrato de um homem

Experimental work influenced by pop art from the 60s, which brings energy and warmth to the photographic representations of the human. Although it does so in an unpretentious way, the play of colors demonstrates a shrewd interpretation of human nature.

Work "Clamando a Deus" (21th Century) by Simone FaresinVirtual Museum of Lusophony

Work: Clamando a Deus

In yet another representation with a clear influence of modern art from the beginning of the 20th century, Timane inverts concepts and values regarding religion and religiosity. It is worth mentioning the collective movement of the work.

Work "Um lobo na TV" (21th Century) by Simone FaresinVirtual Museum of Lusophony

Work: Um lobo na TV

Work that explores the theme of hybrid media, referring the observer to an anthropophagic reflection. A special look must be given to the continuous transition of the objects represented in the work.

Work "O pão nosso de cada dia" (21th Century) by Simone FaresinVirtual Museum of Lusophony

Work: O pão nosso de cada dia

Another highly critical representation, in which Timane uses images and perspective to construct a materialist narrative of African social reality.

Work "A mão de Deus" (21th Century) by Simone FaresinVirtual Museum of Lusophony

Work: A mão de Deus

The closing image of this collection is closely linked to the critical and rhetorical sensibility of much of the artist's work. Observing the contours, lines, colors and fusions, it is possible to visualize the "signature" of the author. It is worth highlighting the open ended visual narrative that this work represents: nature, light, social criticism and cult value.

Credits: Story

Timane Experimental Exibition

Photography: Simone Faresin
Curation and text by: Fernando Lopes.


João Timane has been teaching artistic painting to children in the Bairro do Aeroporto, inspired by the ideals of the great master Malangatana, in Maputo, the Mozambican city where he lives. He illustrated posters and more than a dozen book covers and their pages, he also illustrated magazine covers namely, OMNIRA, Artes Soltas and Entre Mentes, both Brazilian magazines.

REFERENCES:

Lopes, F. A. S. (2017). Mídia, arte e tecnologia: uma reflexão contemporânea. In Comunicação e Sociedade, 31, 287-298. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.mec.pt/scielo.php?pid=S2183-35752017000100010&script=sci_arttext&tlng=es

Timane, J. (2018, June 19). Blog Arte Moçambicana - Pinturas de Moçambique - Artistas Contemporâneos [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://pinturas-de-joaotimane.blogspot.com/2018/06/2018-biografia-de-joao-timane-artista.html


Link:
2018 - Biografia de João Timane - Artista Plástico Moçambicano

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